Dave Clamp

Dave has been working hard to build up a buffer lead and thought he was about 15 -20 laps in the lead when he came in for a 30 minute food break at 14.30 hrs.  He has been lapping the 2nd place competitor every 4 laps since lunch and was stunned to hear me say the screen shows only 3 laps.  The race organizers say this is because laps recorded earlier this week were not reported on the display but had now been added on for a number of cyclists.  I am not convinced really because the chap that is the only person capable of doing this has only just arrived so I am puzzled as to how this can happen.  I have asked for the complete log of time recording so I can see for myself just to be sure.

It appears we have been relying on inaccurate lap reports to gauge Dave’s effort and he is a bit demoralized by the news after all his hard work over the last 10 hours.

Watch this space!

He has completed 815 laps so far according to the screen here compared to the 812 laps by the 2nd placed competitor.

12 Comments for this entry

  • DC says:

    Noooooooooooooooooo, come on Dave you show em !

  • CC says:

    Don’t let it get to you Dave! You’re doing amazing!

  • Tim & Nicola says:

    Dave – keep focussed on your race. If you want to be angry, make the pedals suffer!! It will get sorted so come on – Go Go Go!!

  • Mike Searle says:

    Dave, you won’t be beaten by mis-information, channel your anger and show ‘em who’s boss.

  • Helen McGuire says:

    Dave you are doing so well, keep focus and push on. Keep smiling :) x

  • Dave
    Just think of it as Bolton v United – they’ll ALWAYS be given the benefit of doubt by any ref, BUT Bolton can still win!
    Don’t get made, get focussed.

    H on your shoulder mate. Steady, steady, steady.
    Take care – thinking of you and sending you good vibes.

  • Jane M says:

    I seem to recall chip problems last time round too. Don’t let the b….. get you down Dave, you are better than that.

  • Arthur Pohl says:

    Hi Dave
    The same problems as usual. No need to worry. It’s such a long way to go. Remember: You won the war, and 1966.

  • Davy says:

    Just stay focused mate let them work it out, dont waste any energy or adrenaline thinking about it. Stay chilled like you are, see you soon

  • dave Baker says:

    Just work on the things you can control Dave and thats keeping the others behind you.

    Your just awsome mate keep it going :)

  • Allen Clamp says:

    John, I think most of us were nonplussed by the change in the lead yesterday, when it suddenly dropped from 24 to 3.Think you should really scrutinise the evidence. Makes a big difference doesn’t it? Wonder what all the other close observers think? But don’t let it divert us from the great job the two of you are doing – very proud of you both.Allen

  • harriet says:

    Can NOT believe this!! This happens every time. Atleast we’re on the run now and in the lead still

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